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Andrea Horwath

member of Provincial Parliament (MPP)

Leader of the Opposition in Ontario

Andrea Horwath born October 24, 1962) is a Canadian politician who has served as a member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) for Hamilton Centre since 2004. Horwath previously served as leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party (NDP) from 2009 to 2022 and as the leader of the Official Opposition in Ontario from 2018 to 2022.

She was the first woman to lead the Ontario New Democratic Party, and one of only three women to serve as leader of a political party with representation in the Ontario provincial legislature (former Ontario Liberal Party leaders Kathleen Wynne and Lyn McLeod are the other two), being elected as a leader at the 2009 Ontario NDP leadership convention.

During the 2018 provincial election, Horwath led the Ontario NDP to official opposition status after 23 years without government or official opposition status.

The results of the 2022 provincial election, after which the Ontario NDP remained the official opposition, led to Horwath announcing her intention to resign as the leader of the Ontario NDP on the night of June 2, 2022. Her resignation took effect on June 28, 2022.

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